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Week Of Special Interest 05/22/19
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By La Voz Staff

Summer used book sale

The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation annual Summer Used Book Sale will take place Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 8. The sale is held in the Conference Center at the Denver Central Library, 14th Ave. and Broadway, and features over 60,000 items—including children’s books, nonfiction and fiction books, along with CDs, DVD and audio books—all at bargain prices starting at under $1. New items are added daily.

The annual summer sale is sponsored by the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation and raises more than $70,000 for library programs, services and materials. Books and materials sold come from both private donations as well as items which have been retired from the library’s collection.

In addition to great buys on mass market publications, the Red Chair Bookshop—located inside the Denver Central Library—sells thousands of high-quality and hard-to-find books. The store is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Governor signs Jaquez Bill

Governor Jared Polis signed two bills in Fort Collins on Friday, sponsored by Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis to help lower the cost of prescription drugs for Coloradans.

The first bill will help reduce the price consumers pay for prescription medications. The bill, SB19-005, will allow the wholesale importation of prescription pharmaceutical products from Canada for resale to Colorado pharmacies.

“As a pharmacist, I know there are many Coloradans who are having to choose between feeding their families or the life-saving drugs they depend on,” said Rep. Jaquez Lewis, D-Boulder County. “We’ve seen drug price increases of nearly 500 percent. That’s unacceptable and those prices are drowning patients. The ability to import prescription drugs from Canada will help lower the cost of health care for hardworking families.”

Jaquez Lewis is a licensed pharmacist. Sen. Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, and Sen. Robert Rodriguez, D-Denver, are the Senate sponsors of the bill.

Denver among 20 cities for VoteRunLead’s #RunAsYouAre2019

This Saturday, May 18th, VoteRunLead along with local partner Soeurs de Coeur a project of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, will be in Denver for the largest single-day candidate training ever. Taking place in 20 cities and online, the VoteRunLead #RunAsYouAre candidate training program will give thousands of women the tools they need to run for office and win.

VoteRunLead is the nation’s largest and most diverse candidate training program. They’ve trained over 30,000 women to run for office and are uniquely positioned to help women run as their authentic selves.

Our Government

White House

President Donald J. Trump took action to protect the American automobile industry, its workforce, and American innovation. Following an extensive review of the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 automobile report, President Trump issued a proclamation directing the United States Trade Representative to negotiate agreements to address the national security threat, which is causing harm to the American automobile industry. The Department of Commerce Report, delivered to the President on February 17, concluded that imports of automobiles and certain automobile parts threaten to impair the national security of the United States.

Colorado Governor

Governor Jared Polis today signed into law HB19-1085, Grants For Property Tax Rent And Heat, a bill sponsored by Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) to help low-income seniors and Coloradans with disabilities stay in their homes.

Denver Mayor

Denver has been highlighted as a global leader on climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on CDP’s Cities A List.

Every year, more than 600 cities report their climate data through CDP’s environmental disclosure platform and in doing so demonstrate strong action, transparency and ambition.

Reporting through CDP allows cities to set targets, embed strong climate action and address risk to citizens, businesses and infrastructure. Denver has been recognized as a leader for its actions in the last reporting year to develop robust climate change strategies, track and act to limit and reduce emissions, assess and mitigate climate risks, and transparently report this information in its 2018 disclosure to CDP.





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